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Usable Closed Concourses/terminals  
User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

My apologies if this has already been discussed (I dont want to get slammed by the "This has already been discussed" crowd).

Which airport in the United States, if any, have unused terminals or concourses that could, with minimal work, be reopened for use?

By this....I mean....the terminal structure is there. Just no jetways, no gate podiums, etc. If an airline chose to use them, are there any airports that have closed terminals or concourses that COULD be reopened with some work.

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User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

STL concourse D mostly.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

There is a picture in this Trip Report of STL Terminal C showing it mostly deserted . . .
AA STL - DFW 3/4 (Pics) (by TransWorldSTL Mar 6 2006 in Trip Reports)


User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

DFW satillite E terminal, STL D concourse, BOS A terminal(not abandoned yet, but will be if DL goes ch.7)

User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Pittsburgh's E concourse. No jetbridges, set up for things like Beeches and Saabs, but still about 30 "gates" (doorways) that could be used for anything from a CRJ on down.

User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Well, there is a certain concourse at Charles de Gaulles that will be closed for a while.... duck 


Heia Norge!
User currently offlineSfomb67 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Haven't been in it in some time, but the San Francisco Central Terminal looks intact, except for the jetways.


Not as easy as originally perceived
User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

SFO terminal 2

And even JFK Terminal 5, but now something is planned for it..so not a realistic candidate.


User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

The old terminal building at Harrisburg Int'l (MDT) is currently closed completely. The new terminal was opened in September of 2004. The old one was built sometime in the late 80's.
It has been said that it didn't conform to a post 9/11 world, yet, it operated until 9/04. It is complete with jetways, baggage handling, resturants and ticketing counters.
I think it could be used again, if necessary. But, that is doubtful. I don't think MDT would ever get so busy that they would need it. There is talk of either converting it into office space, or just tearing it down altogether.
I for one, would love to have an office that sat right on the tarmac with a view of the runway.

Russ



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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

I forgot to add B37-38(old HP area), and B1-3(old DL shuttle area) at BOS.

User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 8):
The new terminal was opened in September of 2004. The old one was built sometime in the late 80's.
It has been said that it didn't conform to a post 9/11 world, yet, it operated until 9/04.

They shuttered an under-20 year old building? Wow Harrisburg really does get everything. Should have put it on a flatbed and brought it to Allentown.  Smile


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

COS has a 5 gate concourse sitting completely empty, complete with jetways. It could handle anything up to 737/A320 aircraft I believe. It had lately been assumed around COS that WN would pick up the concourse...look how that turned out.

User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2672 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

The entire Syracuse airport is as good as closed. The passenger numbers are just a fraction of what they used to be. I could think about how nice it would be to see what the US Airways gates looked like in the 80s and early 90s, but then I would just get sad, then mad that we don't have anything close to that anymore, and probably won't ever again.  Sad

User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

DAL

Before DFW opened, it had 65 gates in operation. Now, less than 20 are used between WN, CO, & AA.

I don't actually think that any terminals have been destroyed at DAL, so I guess you could go back to the full capacity...



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User currently offlineFCYTravis From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1191 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

PanAm, what was the deal with that short-lived Piedmont/US SYR microhub, anyway? I've seen it on old route maps and not much more.


USAir A321 service now departing for SFO with fuel stops in CAK, COS and RNO. Enjoy your flight.
User currently offlineSSTsomeday From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 12):
The entire Syracuse airport is as good as closed. The passenger numbers are just a fraction of what they used to be. I could think about how nice it would be to see what the US Airways gates looked like in the 80s and early 90s, but then I would just get sad, then mad that we don't have anything close to that anymore, and probably won't ever again.

What happened to the traffic? Was it some kind of commuter hub or something, with not much local passenger traffic from Syracuse?



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5766 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Terminals HAVE been destroyed at DAL. The entire Braniff portion of the Red concourse is GONE completely. Also, the TI terminal is gone.
The North concourse is abandoned aircraft wise, but houses a lot of WN offices, I believe.
At it's heyday, DAL had 56 gates, not 65.

In any event, I hate to see these places abandoned or boarded up. Especially when the only reason is to have something 'new' or 'more modern.'
Grrrr. Bring back the cool stuff, I say.


User currently offlineDeltaMD88 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

Lynchburg (LYH) has an area just past security called 'gate 1' it seems at one time they had hopes of getting mainline service, now they only have DL Connection (CRJ) and US Express Dash 8's....you have to go down an esclator to get to the current gates (2-5). If anyone has any knowledge into the Gate 1 area please let me know. BTW, I tried taking a picture of it after I got through security but they stopped me and made me delete the photo Sad

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

Terminal 5 at JFK would be cramped by today's security and accessability requirements, but it could be used.

-Mir



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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

The old terminal at ONT... not modern, not exactly the height of passenger accomidation (all of the gates are outside and at ground level) but in a pinch...

[It's been mothballed by LAWA but receives use as a background for movies/TV shows... for example, Catch Me If You Can had several scenes in/around the terminal]

I kind of miss that place now...

Lincoln



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User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 10):
They shuttered an under-20 year old building?

Yes sir. Shut that sucker down.
It's a shame too, because I thought the old MDT terminal was a very nice building.
Though, I have to admit, the new one is stunning.
But, I would say that if someone handed me $24 million, I could probably build a pretty spectacular one, as well.

Russ



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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 20):
Though, I have to admit, the new one is stunning.
But, I would say that if someone handed me $24 million, I could probably build a pretty spectacular one, as well.

It is beautiful, I just thought the old one was some hole in the wall that needed replaced.

You get some beautiful aerial views of it from around 15,000 if you take UA's Saab to ABE from IAD, they use HAR as one of their waypoints. Next time I'm on that if its a nice day I'll try to get my first ever onto A.net maybe.


User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4257 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

How about terminal 1 in CVG? Other than USAirways few flights, the terminal is completely abandonded for all intents and purposes, and there is no LCC presence whatsoever.

User currently offlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

The E concourse at PIT is closed. Far from an ideal space but can be reworked. With some juggling an entire airside concourse could be freed up as well.

User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 21):
I just thought the old one was some hole in the wall that needed replaced

That would be the one that was there BEFORE the one that was built in the late 80's.
I didn't live here at the time, but from what I understand, It was nothing but an old hangar left over from the Olmstead AFB days. Had to walk right out across the tarmac to boar. How uncivilized!

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 21):
I'll try to get my first ever onto A.net maybe.

I have tried to get shots of MDT as well. I know there are none on A.net. Unfortunately, I always seem to be on the wrong side of the plane.
I have scoped out MDT and have found a place where I might be able to get some good shots of the whole airport, from on the ground!
MDT sits on the edge of the river, and on the west shore, there is a big ridge, probably at least 300ft above the river. The airpost actually has their radar equipment up on that ridge. I have to look at a map to find the right road, but I think it could be a good vantage point.
Then the only hurdle would be getting the photo through, without rejection!  rotfl 

Russ



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25 Post contains images Tornado82 : Beat ya to it. I don't know if you could quite get an entire Airside concourse nowadays, but I bet a good 15-20 gates are still open up there. Oh, so
26 Post contains images 777DadandJr : I was just thinking of that. Last time I was through ORD, I had that expirience. Though, at ORD, once you walk up that wooden, temporary looking gang
27 Cody : The old Piedmont/USAir gates at SYR are still being used. I think JetBlue took over one or two of them and USAir still owns the others. It was only ab
28 Tornado82 : I had it the last time too, it was -7(F, not C, for any metric A.netters) outside, and windy giving a wind chill of about -25. Lovely day for no jetb
29 Ctfltopts : Well you could include the practically closed, or at least partially closed terminal buildings at Groton/New London (GON) and Bridgport/Sikorsky Memor
30 MikeTheActuary : Don't forget the 1950's era "Terminal B" at BDL. One concourse is still active for AA, AC, and YX, but the other half of the terminal sees only limite
31 Luv2fly : Detroit City Airport!
32 Jgold47 : I was thinking about the old Northwest Concourses (DEFG) at DTW. They just pulled right out when they openend the MAC. Its supposed to be being torn d
33 Terryb99 : How about MNL? Brand new international terminal. Still tied up in court, never opened. Taxi by it, there are jetways, ready to go. Plywood covers door
34 Luv2fly : If it is not already torn down it will be soon, and trust me it is time to be gone.
35 GATechAE : What about the whole passenger complex at YMX?
36 WesternA318 : At SLC, we have the old "S" Gates, lol. You can walk right out from the B6, CO, and Salmon Air counters and walk in there and get some SWEET views of
37 Post contains images UnitedTristar : How about Mid America Airport in East St Louis IL? -m
38 Dalb777 : At MSY, CO and WN used to share Concourse B. When CO moved to Concourse D a few years ago, the gates were removed from the tip of Concourse B, and the
39 Flybynight : It wasn't that long ago that Hancock was updated. Central NY is just a dying area. Buffalo actually used to be one of the top 10 biggest cities in th
40 Tundra767 : I did a charter flight out of Mid America airport once. Crazy! A ghost town!
41 Pgtravel : Believe it or not, the old Imperial Terminal at LAX is still standing and unused. In fact, you can still see the outdoor baggage claim from Imperial H
42 FCYTravis : It looks like it was a lot, lot more than that. There are 14 gates in US Airways Terminal A, and US still operates six gates today, according to the
43 WesternA318 : Kinda reminds you of Stephen King's "The Langoliers" Anyone noticed how Dayton looks now? Its heyday was in the Piedmont days too, wasnt it?
44 PanAm330 : Piedmont (eventually US Air, then US Airways) had a small focus city/hub in Syracuse way back when. You actually (according to those who were around
45 WesternA318 : Duking it out in ATL.
46 Post contains links Vegasplanes : Yes, DAY used to be a US/Piedmont focus city until the early nineties, went out about the same time as the focus city in IND. IGM used to have HP Exp
47 Spartanmjf : Wow - look at the DET link for the photos of the unused [admittedly stuck in the 1980's terminal] for just sheer emptiness. On the other hand, looks
48 N702ML : Are you sure about this? I have quite a few ML 1 timetables and don't recall Midway EVER serving DET. Anyone know otherwise?
49 Vegasplanes : I thought so, then again I could be wrong. Somebody else was in DET with WN in the late 80's/early 90's. Guess I can't remember who. Also PMD, looks
50 Rdwelch : I was just walking from Term 1 to Term 3 through Term 2 on Monday. All the ticket counters are still in place, just no access to the concourse. I nev
51 WesternA318 : CO also uses them, as well as AA and DL. I dont know what UA or US bring in there now. I was there back in July for the F9 open interview.
52 Pgtravel : Ah yes, the good old EAS route. It used to go through PHX when HPX flew it, and now it's still flown by ZK.
53 Luv2fly : I do not think that Midway Airlines ever served DET, they did have service to DTW though. WN did offer flights to MDW from both DET and DTW. Being fro
54 Post contains links Jlp123 : You can try this website, great info on old terminals. http://oldterminals.topcities.com/index.html
55 Post contains images FlyBoy84 : I thought I saw jetways attached to D Concourse at STL a when I recently went to TPA. And even though C Concourse is deserted down at the end, the po
56 COSPN : what is up with the Old eastern Terminal in TPA ???
57 MrSTL : Concourse C up until C28 is very busy, and looks nicer than it ever has, new carpeting, new podiums, new restaurants, new shops, and soon new plasma
58 Post contains links Vegasplanes : Yeah, same here. Last time I was at DET was 1992. I thought somebody else had flights to MDW as well from DET maybe NW. If not, my memory is serving
59 Stl1326 : The D concourse has new carpeting and yes the gates are still attached. Do you know when the plasma monitors will be activated? When I walked through
60 Junction : I think I read somewhere that it is actually illegal (by city government) for any airline to use the North Concourse at DAL for flight operations. I
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